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Beer Available At Holy Grale (arranged by most recent)
Christian Drouin Coeur du Lion Pays dAuge Cidre 60, Victory Braumeister Pils 94, Evil Twin / 7venth Sun Citra Sunshine Slacker 96, Lagar de Ribela Sidra Natural 91, Sarasola Sidra Natural 79, Zeffer Hopped up Pippin 73, Crispin Artisanal Reserve The Saint 82, Virtue Lapinette 85, Struise Black Damnation III - Black Mes 100, Rochefort Trappistes 8 100, La Trappe Bockbier 93, Achel 8 Blond 98, Mikkeller Show Me Cuvťe 58, Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%) 100, Pretty Things Baby Tree 94, Mahrs Bršu Kellerbier Ungespundet HefetrŁb 77, Rockmill Petite Saison 87, 10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Suede Imperial Porter 96, Jolly Pumpkin Fuego del Otono (Autumn Fire) 98, Mikkeller Black Hole 100
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willisread (37) Tokyo, Japan | May 12, 2015
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Staff is really amazing. The servers are really on great with the service, but not in a pushy way. The food was great (I had the grass fed local beef burger). The beer selection was wonderful as well. Many interesting beers from a multitude of countries and styles. Even for a picky person like me there were plenty of options. The prices were extremely fair I thought (although Iím living in Tokyo so my idea on price may have become skewed). The 5oz pour thing is amazing as well. It is an absolutely beautiful spot with the beers and service to match. Better than anything in Tokyo. Louisville you have a world class pub, cherish it.
Ernest (189) Boulder, Colorado | February 18, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
An extremely worthy pub, even though I seemed to hit it on a somewhat less-than-amazing week...a friend who visited around xmas sent a list of what they had on draft at that time and my mouth hit the floor. This time there was only one or two things that were notable, but things rotate constantly so itís really the luck of the draw if you hit a good week (for your particular tastes). Fantastic staff, especially Tyke (sp?) and Lucy...friendly and very attentive/generous. Love that you can do 5oz pours of everything too, essential for a finicky / hard-to-please gent like me. Delightful ambiance and great food kept me coming back as well. On a week with some world-class German and Belgian tap offerings, Iím sure my score would be more in the 90+ range, but Iím sure Iíll be back, especially if I catch wind that theyíve resumed putting Taras Boulba on tap here!
shrubber85 (281) Greenville, Indiana | January 1, 2015
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Very interesting location - in old church (right next to the KFC11). Incredible tap list that is constantly changing with a nice bottle list (many that are unavailable elsewhere in Louisville). They keep their list updated so you donít have to guess what they have going in. Eclectic food selection - tasty. A great place. And have to give a place that has CBS AND FouíFoune on tap at the same time a perfect selection rating.
rondphoto (152) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | January 1, 2015
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great ambiance, maybe the best service and knowledge Iíve ever experienced. I saw a few bottles, but mostly seems to be taps (20-30 of them). Solid selection of high-rated brews, but not a lot of original or new to choose from. Overall, really good, but not terrific.
Tmoney99 (509) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 4, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
hombrepalo (148) Chicago, Illinois | November 25, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (73) Michigan | October 13, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty dark, small, & crowded on the inside, everything made from wood & old fashioned looking. Friendly servers who were pretty knowledgeable about the beers. Awesome tap list & awesome bottle list. Had trouble choosing which beer(s) I wanted to have with dinner. Prices are not outrageous either - only a few dollar markup compared to what youíd pay at a bottle shop. Great food, although a little expensive given the portion size. Maybe Iím just a fatass. Really, really tasty, though...Stuffed quail was on point. Iíll be sure to stop here whenever Iím in town. Awesome place.
drfabulous (99) Lexington, Kentucky | July 19, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
About as good as it gets. Always fascinating taps. Good food. Nice outdoor area. One complaint: you cannot bring your kids.
ContemplateBeer (137) Louisville, Kentucky | July 19, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
About time I updated my rating. Overview: Holy Grale, as is well-known by now, is in an old church building, and is styled as a house of worship for the beer lover. Mission accomplished. The main room downstairs is where most of the action takes place, but the Choir Loft upstairs offers additional seating for bigger parties, and the Grale Garten provides a nice outdoors place to sit. Both additional spaces often feature a separate beer/food menu from the main room, making this place like three locations in one. (See their facebook page for images/event information) Service is engaging and professional, and know their game without a doubt. Selection, in my experience, is unparalleled by most any place youíll visit: the variety here in regards to traditional, modern, experimental, odd, sublime never ceases to surprise. Food, though I donít order every time, is pretty tasty, and well worth the price. PROS: Just about everything. CONS: Can be crazy crowded, doesnít really have their own parking. OVERALL: A world-class beer destination. If youíre within a state, and love beer, you need to visit this place. NOTES: I have parking tips for this location on my Gralehaus rating; Gralehaus is also well worth a visit, and can be accessed during business hours through the Grale Garten or from the street (Baxter Ave.)
jackl (544) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 31, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
I visited at 11pm on a Friday night expecting to endure carnage to order a beer, but instead found the place to be nearly empty. Weird, but welcomed. Much smaller venue than I anticipated. I doubt you could fit more than 50 people in the downstairs area. The draft list was very interesting. Roughly 20 beers with a strong focus on stuff from Europe. Amager, Alvinne, Beer Here, De La Senne etc on tap. Basically nothing local. The bottle list had some nice stuff like vintage Orval, but certainly wasnít earth-shattering by any means. Prices were reasonable given the quality. The service was strange. Very transaction-focussed and impersonal. I was sitting at the bar for a couple of hours and was pretty much ignored by the staff. It wasnít busy, so Iím not sure what was going on. Overall, the continental selection is pretty unique for the region. Worth a visit.
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